Let’s Talk about Work.



ShopTalk is a free program. Community groups can choose from a variety of speakers who are ready to share personal stories and explore what influences work today. Bring a ShopTalk conversation to your community!
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How it Works

Pick a talk, then contact that ShopTalk presenter. Plan your event with the presenter. Book it all here with our online form. Then use our PR kit to promote your event. Lastly, tell us how it went!
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Working People

Life Paths

Meet a brewmaster, a TV sportscaster, an illustrator, and others. Personal stories skillfully told by our presenters illuminate different ways people experience work and invite sharing from the audience.

Work in Context

The Big Picture

Explore the dynamic forces that have made work what it is today and consider what work might look like tomorrow. Historians and other scholars shed light on complex questions as part of open-ended conversations.

Pulitzer Winners

Reporting the Story

Pulitzer Prize-winners from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel share what it’s like to report a great story. Invite them to give a talk and hear how they became reporters and photojournalists with honors.